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Aramis Ramirez homered in the bottom half for the Cubs and doubled in Marlon Byrd in the sixth. Ramirez has 12 homers and 33 RBIs in his last 37 games after failing to produce in the first half of the season.
NOTES: Cubs OF Tyler Colvin will play first for the first time during next week's series at Washington, manager Lou Piniella said. The Cubs want to see if Colvin, who last played the position as a college sophomore, is a legitimate option at first for next season. Piniella said he wanted Colvin's first games there to come on the road, away from the Chicago spotlight. ... The Miller Lite sign located on a rooftop past right field usually features a statement that taunts the opposition. Friday, though, it paid tribute to Braves manager Bobby Cox, who is retiring after the season: "BRAVO BOBBY! CHEERS TO 29 YEARS!"
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